Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies made a DUI arrest while undercover deputies and aviation found marijuana growing in the mangroves just north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Boat Ramp. A total of 68 mature marijuana plants were uprooted and seized. The plants weighed around 77 pounds and have a street value of $114,500.
As deputies confiscated the marijuana in the mangroves, 25-year-old Yaisiel Martinez of Tampa was driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe in the boat ramp parking lot and hit a vehicle with a deputy inside. HCSO says Martinez had an alcohol level of 0.143/0.144. Martinez was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence.
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